The Saamian orogeny is one of the earliest recognizable events in the formation of the Baltic Shield, between 3.1 and 2.9 billion years ago in the Archean and Proterozoic.[1] The Saamian orogeny is associated with intense igneous activity that produced large granitoid plutons. The event lined up with the Katarchean, a period in which the Earth's crust approached its present thickness and sialic rocks, rich in silica and aluminium, became commonplace.[2]


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  2. ^ Salop, L.J. (1982). Geological Evolution of the Earth During the Precambrian. Springer-Verlag.